What started out as a high-energy evening of bouncy fun at an
Footage from Elevate Trampoline Park in Peoria, that has since gone viral, shows a chaotic scene, with youths pummeling each other with their fists, pulling each other’s hair and using trash cans and even a yellow ‘wet floor’ sign as weapons.
Heavily outnumbered staff members in neon-green sweatshirts struggle to get the situation under control and force the fighting teens out of the lobby, but the youngsters largely ignore them and keep picking fights with one another.
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An out-of-control brawl broke out at Elevate Trampoline Park in Peoria, Illinois, on Saturday night and was caught on video
Footage from the scene shows teenage boys and girls throwing punches, kicking one another and pulling each other’s hair in the lobby
Video of the fight was posted on YouTube and has gone viral, so far drawing more than 60,000 views
Later in the
It is unclear what sparked the clash, but the out-of-control melee has prompted the owners of Elevate Trampoline Park to cancel ‘teen nights’ at all of their Illinois locations.
According to the Peoria Police Department, shortly before 10pm on Saturday they responded to the trampoline park at 8800 North Allen Road after getting reports of a fight.
Officers observed a large group of youths punching and pulling hair inside the location, which smelled of pepper spray, even though the police did not deploy ‘pepper balls or pepper spray of any kind,’ according to a press release.
The brawlers were dispersed and directed outside, where additional fights broke out until all the minors were picked up by adults.
Police were called to the scene to disperse the wild fracas that erupted during a ‘teen night’
Staff members in green sweatshirts struggled to get the situation under control and usher the brawling customers out of the building
The fighting spilled out into the parking lot and continued until adults arrived to pick up their children
Elevate Trampoline Park owner has since cancelled ‘teen nights’ at all Illinois locations
This picture shows the interior of the Peoria trampoline park that on Saturday became the site of the wild fracas
One parent reported her child being attacked but refused medical treatment at the scene, according to the police.
Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division have been reviewing video evidence to identify the people involved in the fracas.
So far, no arrests have been made, and it remains unknown what caused the violent altercation in the first place.
Following the incident, Liz Wilson, the owner of the trampoline park chain, announced that ‘teen nights’ will be replaced with ‘open jump’ time, reported
‘We built our trampoline parks on the foundation of creating a fun, positive and safe place for everyone of all ages to enjoy,’ Wilson said in a statement. ‘We are committed more than ever on focusing our efforts to maintain a family friendly environment, where everyone who enters our doors, both guests and staff members, are respected and treated with kindness at all times.’